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Hundreds brave the cold for Christmas swims

THE DASH FOR A COLD SPLASH

MICHAEL MORAN

Published 01/01/2013 | 11:52

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SLIGO MADE a real splash over the festive period. Brave swimmers took to the waters in a number of annual charity events.

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Over one hundred swimmers took to the chilly waters of Rosses Point on Christmas Day.

It was the 34th annual Christmas Day Swim which began from Sligo Yacht Club,

It was held in aid of Special Olympics Connaught and STOP Suicide.

There were also several other charity swims held throughout the county.

The 12th annual Lough Arrow swim was also on Christmas Day from Flynn's Pier with proceeds going to North West Hospice.

Hardy souls also took to the water from the pier at Mullaghmore while another group dipped their toes at Lissadell beach.

Aughris was the venue for two seasonal swims.

On New Year's Eve there was a swim in aid of Bóthar at 12 noon while the third annual Adam Kennedy Trust swim was held on St. Stephen's Day.

Rosses Point was also the venue for a charity swim on New Year's Day.

Also in its 34th year, proceeds raised went to North West Hospice.

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